Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dr. Seuss Clipart

I love having time to finally draw!  It is so relaxing:)  Hopefully I will be able to finish up some of the projects that I started over the summer.

But for now here are my latest Dr. Seuss additions.  Just click on the image to grabe your sets.


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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Post Christmas Sale

For all those friends who are busy planning over the break!  Hop on over and take 20% off everything in my store!  Click on the picture below for a direct link.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Early Family!

I hope you all have a great break and take time for your self!  

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Elf Fun

I love, love, love Elf on the Shelf!  

Each year I introduce our Elf two weeks before break.
This year being in pre-k, was so much fun.  My little ones loved the magic of the elf.  They where so fun and loved looking for him each day.  I am not sure if it made them behave better or if they where more on the wild side.  

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Fun

Fine Motor

In our fine motor center, I placed these toilet paper rolls covered with sparkly paper.  
The kiddos sorted the bells by color.  

Gifts for Parents

For our parents this year we took pictures in our best dressed, glued them on snowflakes, creating great keepsake ornaments. 

Reindeer Food

I love giving the kiddo's Reindeer Food for Christmas, it is one of my favorite memories with my own kids. 

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Tissue Paper Orniments

I purchased these tissue paper squares at Hobby Lobby and cut the ornaments out on my Silhouette. 

The kiddo's loved decorating their ornaments for our classroom tree. 

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Gingerbread Man

My kiddo's loved the Gingerbread Man!  

Our vocabulary words for the week where: wink, ginger, dough, batter and delicious!

To help with the difference between dough and batter, we made gingerbread play dough in class.  The kids loved making it and helping count out the number of scoops for each ingredient. 

We labeled the parts of a gingerbread man and at the end of the week we retold the story using picture prompts.

My kids love to decorate things, so I gave them tons of art supplies and a gingerbread man made of paper and let them go to town!

For our large motor activity we changed the refrain of the gingerbread man!

We stomped, jumped, hopped, skipped and walked!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

December "Leader in Me"

Our December "Leader in Me" door was a big hit.  This month instead of pre-printing pictures of the kids doing each habit, I told them what I would be looking for.  As we saw them being leaders, we took pictures for the door.  The kids loved it and I feel that it made a bigger impact of what the habits are.   I can not wait to start my January door. 

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Friday, November 18, 2016


We read the books "Ten Apples Up On Top"  and "Ten Red Apples".
We created this Apple diagram and labeled the different parts of an apple. 

At recess we practiced balancing apples up on hour heads (we used bean bags to go this). 

I took each child's picture and asked them how many apples they thought that they could balance on their head.  By doing a little computer editing, I created a class book.  

The students love reading books that they are the stars of!

In the math center we sorted apples by color and put them in order by size!

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Much Needed Break

One of my teacher friends sent me this, I could not help but laugh!



And this would make it all better, as long as there is a return policy!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Art Easels

Our art Easels take up so much space and since space is limited in our class, I decided to hang mine on the wall:)

I went from this:(
To this:)

I used 2 of the  acrylic pieces from the square easel along with 2 of the paint trays and the pieces they mount on.  
First I covered my wall with butcher paper and then a clear shower curtain.  
Next, I put up a fancy boarder.  
Last I mounted the acrylic paper holders and paint trays to the wall.  

This has beena real space savor!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Spookly The Square Pumpkin

This week we read the book "Spookly The Square Pumpkin". 

This book is an amazing book for teaching many different skills. 
I used this book to teach about being unique and shapes

During the week we cut open a pumpkin and looked at the different parts.  We then created and labled our pumpkin on the anchor chart. 

Here is a picture of or pumpkin paintings. 
I let the kids color a piece of paper any color they choose, once the picture was dry they told me what shape their pumpkin was.  We then cut it out and added stems and leaves. 

Our kiddo's also enjoyed creating their own square pumpkin at the art center.

I love to make predictable charts to read durning the week.  
After we tasted pumpkin seed, pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies, I had each child tell me what they liked.

After we have read the chart during the unit, I cut it up and create class books to place in the library.  The kiddos love these books!  At the end of the year I plan to hand these books out to the kids for a keep sake.

These are just a few of the things I was able to snap pictures of.  

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Friday, October 28, 2016


My kids loved learning about bats!  

These are the three books that I used to teach my kiddo's about bats.  
Click the titles below for a link to buy!

Bat vocabulary

It was so fun to hear them use these words and to know what 
the meaning of each word was. 

We created two different bat anchor charts!
The first we labled a bat and the second we did a tree map 
about bats. 

The kiddo's created their own bat using pre-cut materials and cup cake papers. I got this idea 
from another blogger at IHeart Crafty Things.

I dyed bow tie noodles three different colors orange, purple and black.  I put them in the sandtable for the kiddo's to sort by color. 

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